Category Archives: Caribbean news

COMEDY: British Comedy from 1980-1990’s – Desmond Wishes He Moved Back To Guyana

Shirley and Desmond look at the good and bad points of what life would have been like if they had moved back to Guyana.

See YouTube comments here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iHiM3JcJGI

 

GUYANA: Sir Shridath Ramphal’s papers, covering 72 years of public life, released on the Internet  

Sir Shridath Ramphal

GUYANA: Sir Shridath Ramphal’s papers released:

Guyana- born Caribbean and Commonwealth elder statesman, Sir Shridath Ramphal, has released papers on the Internet, covering 72 years of public life in the Caribbean, the Commonwealth and internationally.

In his distinguished career, Sir Shridath ‘Sonny’  has served as Assistant Attorney-General of the West Indies Federation, Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs of Guyana, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, and concurrently Chancellor of the University of Guyana, the University of the West Indies and Warwick University.          Continue reading

Guyana’s local content law is likely to achieve the opposite of what was intended – Letter by Andre Brandli

Dear Editor, — Letter by Andre Brandli

National news outlets, including this distinguished newspaper, have been documenting problems that are emerging as a consequence of the Local Content Act, which was passed by Parliament in late December 2021. Companies, such as Ramps Logistics Guyana, the largest logistics company servicing the oil and gas sector has apparently been denied access to the local content register.

Timothy Tucker, President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has been quoted saying that “rent-a-citizen” tactics run counter to the local content law. Finally, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has recently voiced that the government is having difficulties with companies trying to circumvent the Local Content Act.        Continue reading

USA: US influence in the Americas is waning – The Long View by David Jessop

Sunday | June 26, 2022 – Jamaica Gleaner

The recently ended Summit of the Americas will likely be best remembered for the US decision not to invite Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, the chaotic unprepared way in which Washington tried to manage this, and the decision by some hemispheric leaders, most notably Mexico’s president, not to attend.

While this may be unfair in terms of substance, it is a real indication that in the longer term, the United States’ influence in the Americas is waning and that others sense opportunity for influence or division.

Despite this, the Los Angeles summit had multiple positive short to medium-term outcomes and saw a consensus among participants on several shared concerns.            Continue reading

CRICKET: Tournament Ambassador Gayle to focus on The 6IXTY in CPL 2022

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The 6IXTY is delighted to announce that Chris Gayle, the leading T20 player of all time, will be the Brand Ambassador for the new 60-ball tournament, which gets underway in St Kitts and Nevis on August 24, 2022.

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Chris Gayle have confirmed that he will not play in CPL this year, to concentrate instead on The 6IXTY for the 2022 season.

Gayle said: “I am going for the shorter format this year. I am genuinely excited about the current innovations in the 6ixty and seeing how they play out. In particular, I am looking forward to the mystery team ball and hitting two sixes in the first 12 balls to unlock a third PowerPlay over.”      Continue reading

CANADA: CARICOM Cultural Art Exhibition – Ottawa ON. Canada – July 16-17. 2022

In commemoration of CARICOM’s 49th Anniversary, the CARICOM missions in Ottawa will be hosting an Art Exhibition which will include art pieces and crafts from Guyanese Artists in the Diaspora. 
The event will be held at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society at 50 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, on July 16-17, 2022.  Please see attached for more information.

BARBADOS-IMF: New instrument to help build economic and climate change resilience

sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com. — Barbados

IMF’s, Kristalina Georgieva and Prime Minister Mia Mottley. (GP)

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, on Tuesday June 21 said the establishment of a new instrument, the Resilience and Sustainability Trust, will help countries build economic and climate change resilience.

Speaking at the Grantley Adams International Airport minutes after her team arrived for talks with Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley and her team, Georgieva said this was something for which the latter had advocated.        Continue reading

EDUCATION: Latin America and Caribbean students adversely affected by COVID-19

– New World Bank-UNICEF report calls for urgent action to mitigate the learning crisis in wake of COVID-19

Jun 24, 2022- Kaieteur News – PANAMA CITY/WASHINGTON D.C., June 23, 2022 – Four in five sixth graders in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are expected to lack basic reading comprehension proficiency, according to a report issued on Thursday June 23, 2022 by the World Bank and UNICEF, in collaboration with UNESCO.

While the region was already in a learning crisis prior to the pandemic, this represents a substantial increase. This new and staggering estimate also suggests that two years of COVID-19 school closures in the region may have set learning outcomes back by more than a decade. Emerging evidence from across LAC buttresses these estimates.        Continue reading

GUYANA: President Ali names 2020 election inquiry commission

DEMERARA WAVES: By Denis Chabrol – Tuesday, 21 June 2022  

]In keeping with my commitment to establish a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to inquire into the events of the 2020 General and Regional Elections, I am pleased to announce that the following persons shall be appointed to conduct this inquiry:

Chairman of the Commission – Retired Justice of  Appeal Stanley John; Former Attorney General, High Court Judge and Acting Justice of Appeal in the Eastern Caribbean, Godfrey P. Smith SC; Former Chair and Chief Elections Commissioner of India, Dr S. Y. Quraishi; and, Former Chancellor (ag), Carl Singh OR. CCH.

To assist the Commission with its work, Dr Afari Gyan and Dr Nasim Zaidi will serve as resource personnel.

In the coming weeks, the intended Commissioners and resource personnel will review the reports and documentation, set out modalities and commence work.    Continue reading

BARBADOS: Guyana-born Ingrid Griffith presents Shirley Chisholm – Barbados – June 25th and 26th, 2022

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